Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenneger has told President Donald Trump the pair should swap jobs so Americans can again “sleep at night”.
Mr Schwarzenegger was responding to an extraordinary attack on him by Mr Trump — at a National Prayer Breakfast no less — over the ratings of the latest series of The Apprentice, of which the former bodybuilder is the host.
“They hired a big, big movie star, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to take my place,” Mr Trump said.
President Trump takes a shot at Schwarzenegger and "Celebrity Apprentice" ratings during National Prayer Breakfast https://t.co/VqjolAHLvE
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 2, 2017
The Terminator star and former Republican governor of California hit back via a video posted to Twitter.
The National Prayer Breakfast? pic.twitter.com/KYUqEZbJIE
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) February 2, 2017
The actor responded in the video clip, saying: “Hey Donald, I have a great idea — why don’t we switch jobs?
“You take over TV, because you’re such an expert in ratings, and I take over your job, and then people can finally sleep comfortably again, hmm?”
Austrian immigrant Mr Schwarzenegger, who has previously said President Trump’s ban on refugees “makes us look stupid”, is the latest Hollywood name to lock horns with the new president.
The pair have been involved in a public spat since the show changed hands.
Trump Disses Arnold Schwarzenegger at National Prayer Breakfast: Let’s Pray for ‘Apprentice’ Ratings. Here is Schwarzenegger's EPIC Response pic.twitter.com/iJ82MXYLFU
— Impeach Donald Trump (@Impeach_D_Trump) February 2, 2017